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Edinburgh World Heritage/News/Vacancy: Director

Vacancy: Director

11th May 2020

Rebecca Leary

Edinburgh World Heritage plays a central role in the management and protection of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Our current Director, Adam Wilkinson, is leaving us in June to take up a post abroad and the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Director who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stage of our development.

This exciting opportunity is one of the most important leadership roles in the heritage sector in Scotland, if not the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role in partnership with the Board in shaping and contributing to the conversations in the City as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing the World Heritage Site.

We are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who can work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity to a wide range of communities. Key attributes will include the ability to work collaboratively and across organisational and sector boundaries, lead the team, think strategically and follow through to delivery. Full details of the role can be found in the application pack below.

Status: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000
Location: Edinburgh
Closing date:  Monday 15th June 2020 at 5pm
Interview date: Friday 3rd July 2020

How to apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please submit:

  • CV outlining your employment history, academic and professional qualifications
  • Cover letter demonstrating how you meet the required skills, experience, behaviours and abilities outlined in the application pack and why you are interested in working for Edinburgh World Heritage.
  • Application form

Applications should be sent by email to Kay Marwick, Operations Manager at

Application form (MS word)
Application pack (pdf)

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